Today's Features

  • Cancer weakened, but did not soften Christopher Hitchens. He did not repent or forgive or ask for pity. As if granted diplomatic immunity, his mind's eye looked plainly upon the attack and counterattack of disease and treatments that robbed him of his hair, his stamina, his speaking voice and eventually his life.

    "I love the imagery of struggle," he wrote about his illness in an August 2010 essay in Vanity Fair. "I sometimes wish I were suffering in a good cause, or risking my life for the good of others, instead of just being a gravely endangered patient."

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • 1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars
    4. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    5. Good Feeling, Flo Rida

    6. Someone Like You, Adele

    7. Without You, David Guetta
    8. Ni**as in Paris, Jay Z and Kanye West
    9. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry
    10. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

  • Art openings

    Artist Ed Samuels will show new paintings at his gallery in Santa Fe from Friday-Jan. 13. The gallery is located at 924 Paseo de Peralta. The opening reception will be from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the gallery at 986-3968 or visit pumasantafe.com.


    The Route 66 Casino present Paul Rodriguez at 8 p.m. Jan 14 at Legends Theater. Tickets go on sale Nov. 21 at startickets.com.

    Gabriel Iglesias will perform at 7 p.m. Jan 27 at the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Ticket information is available at livenation.com.

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s holidays are off to a dreadful start: Fewer people went to the movies the last two weekends than during the box-office hush that followed the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.
    Domestic revenues tumbled to a 2011 low of about $77 million this weekend, when the star-filled, holiday-themed romance “New Year’s Eve” debuted at No. 1 with a weak $13.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    It’s the worst weekend in more than three years, since the weekend after Labor Day in 2008, when revenues amounted to $67.6 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. And it comes after an $81 million total a week earlier that had been this year’s previous low.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — His mythical exploits and jail escapes made this son of Irish immigrants one of the nation’s most famous Old West outlaws. Yet fewer know that the man widely known as Billy the Kid was a central figure in a violent, Irish-English land war in New Mexico, and was beloved by Mexican-American ranchers who felt discriminated against by racist white bankers and land thieves.
    And the Kid’s end came only after he refused to abandon his Mexican-American teen girlfriend.

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (12-06-11)
    02:30 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer – Breast Cancer Update
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “At
        Home on the Slopes of the Mountains”
    07:00 PM  Udall Update
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, December 17, 2011

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decision by retail giant Lowe’s Home Improvement to pull ads from a reality show about American Muslims following protests from an evangelical Christian group has sparked criticism and calls for a boycott against the chain.
    The retailer stopped advertising on TLC’s “All-American Muslim” after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
    The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families from Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population.

  • 1.  “New Year’s Eve,” weekend gross,  
    $13  million
    2.  “The Sitter,”  weekend gross,
    $9.8 million
    3.  “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
    Part 1”,  $7.8 million
    4.  “The Muppets,” $6.9  million
    5. “Arthur Christmas,” weekend gross,
    $6.5 million
    6.  “Hugo,” weekend gross,
    $6 million
    7.   “The Descendants,” weekend gross,
    $4.3 million

    8.  “Happy Feet Two,” weekend gross,
    $3.6 million

    9.  “Jack and Jill,” weekend gross,
    $3 million

  • Music
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.